The Best Restaurants in Key West, According to our Tastemakers

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In Key West, Florida the turquoise Caribbean sea, unrivaled access to fresh fish and multi-colored sunsets draw some of the best chefs in the world. Eaters can take their pick, whether an Italian eatery or classic steakhouse. Local ingredients like sweet pink shrimp, plump lobster, and iconic key limes appear on menus across the island. But where do the savviest, most experienced foodies consider the best restaurants in Key West? This is our Tastemaker List. We gathered data covering thousands of restaurants to find the top choices according to our smartest diners. Lucky Key West locals and visitors looking to book a table need to check out these remarkable restaurants.

Restaurants:Azur, Cafe Marquesa, Antonia's
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Key West

Azur

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Key West
1,526 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Azur’s founders Michael Mosi and Drew Wenzel between them worked in restaurants all over Europe before landing in Key West. In creating the brunch and dinner menus for Azur, they tRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Key West / Florida Keys
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Cafe Marquesa

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Key West
1,363 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
With its classic white tablecloths and sophisticated cuisine, Café Marquesa is a fine choice for romantic and special-occasion dining in Key West. Its venue is notable – the MarqueRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Key West / Florida Keys
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Antonia's

$$$$·Italian·
Key West
1,212 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Antonia’s, a Key West institution for more than 30 years, specializes in from-scratch, home-style Italian cuisine. Along with classics like the signature lasagna (made with a veal,Read more
87% recommended
Best Service in Key West / Florida Keys
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Little Pearl

$$$$·Seafood·
Key West
1,399 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Little Pearl opened in the heart of Old Town in early 2017. While it’s a relative newcomer to the local dining scene, Little Pearl quickly established itself as one of the best resRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Key West / Florida Keys
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Seven Fish

$$$$·Seafood·
Key West
1,410 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Testament to the popularity of its top-notch seafood-centric cuisine, Seven Fish moved from its original location to a larger space in 2017. The current venue is sleek and modern wRead more
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Key West / Florida Keys

Southernmost Beach Cafe

$$$$·Caribbean·
Key West
874 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Ocean views, casual cuisine and a laid-back vibe characterize the Southernmost Beach Café. It’s one of the best restaurants in Key West based on location alone – the open-air spaceRead more
92% recommended
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Nine One Five

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Key West
2,611 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Nine One Five is a bistro and wine bar housed inside a stately Victorian property on one of the quieter stretches of Duval Street. It’s one of the best restaurants in Key West for Read more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Key West / Florida Keys
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A&B Lobster House

$$$$·Seafood·
Key West
2,383 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
A&B Lobster House has served Key West locals and visitors since 1947, making it a genuine institution. Its longevity must be attributed in part to the restaurant’s prime setting onRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Key West / Florida Keys
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Martin's

$$$$·European·
Key West
778 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Martin’s, a fine-dining favorite for over 25 years, brings together European elegance with Key West’s tropical vibe. Its Duval Street venue comprises three distinct spaces: a casuaRead more
96% recommended
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The Stoned Crab

$$$$·Seafood·
Key West
188 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
The Stoned Crab is the signature restaurant of vintage-styled Ibis Bay Resort and one of the best restaurants in Key West for open-air, waterfront dining. Its expansive, shaded dinRead more
Healthy in Key West / Florida Keys
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La Te Da

$$$$·American·
Key West
828 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Key West fixture La Te Da combines a hotel, restaurant and two bars – the terrace bar and piano bar, which regularly hosts live cabaret shows. The restaurant is open for breakfast,Read more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Key West / Florida Keys

Bagatelle

$$$$·Seafood·
Key West
1,722 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Bagatelle, one of the best restaurants in Key West, occupies a historic two-story building on bustling Duval Street. It’s known among locals for serving brunch seven days a week. TRead more
93% recommended
Hot Spot in Key West / Florida Keys

Bistro 245

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Key West
754 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
At the waterfront Margaritaville Resort and Marina in Key West, Bistro 245 presents fine cuisine with glorious views across the harbor. Evening visitors enjoy an unrivaled sunset eRead more
89% recommended
Hot Spot in Key West / Florida Keys

Matt's Stock Island Kitchen & Bar at The Perry Hotel

$$$$·Seafood·
Key West
338 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
At the sleek and modern Perry Hotel on Stock Island is Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen and Bar, an all-day eatery specializing in coastal comfort food. In addition to breakfast, lunch Read more
92% recommended
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Sarabeth's

$$$$·American·
Key West
761 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
The critically acclaimed Key West restaurant Sarabeth’s offers indoor and outdoor seating at its 19th-century landmark building in Old Town. Wednesdays through Sundays, the restaurRead more
95% recommended
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Latitudes on Sunset Key

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Key West
10,278 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Latitudes is the signature restaurant of the upscale Sunset Key Cottages resort. Tropical breezes, views across the gulf and menus centered around island cuisine are the major drawRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Key West / Florida Keys
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Prime Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Key West
1,552 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Prime Steakhouse always ranks highly among the best restaurants in Key West for a special-occasion meal. It’s an old-school, upscale restaurant but with a casual-leaning vibe befitRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Key West / Florida Keys

First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery

$$$$·Seafood·
Key West
391 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
The building in downtown Key West occupied by First Flight Island Restaurant and Brewery is a local landmark – in the 1920s it was the birthplace of Pan-Am Airways. The restaurant Read more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Key West / Florida Keys

Tavern N' Town - Marriott Key West

$$$$·American·
Key West
1,481 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Happy Hour
  • Romantic
Tavern N’ Town, a popular restaurant and tapas bar, is located inside the Marriott Key West hotel. The venue’s elegant-casual vibe and excellent cuisine are just as appealing to loRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Key West / Florida Keys

Rooftop Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Key West
810 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
True to its name, Roof Top Café is elevated amid the lush canopy of a mahogany tree and offers fabulous views across Key West. The main dining room has three walls of windows that Read more
90% recommended
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